Andres, Brian

Bacalo Records, 2020CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 89
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Mayan Suite is the debut for drummer Brian Andres’ Trio Latino featuring pianist Christian Tumalan and bassist Aaron Germain. They are the rhythm section of his famed, 8-piece Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel. But Trio Latino has 100% of the energy and vibrancy of the large ensemble! Both Tumalan and Germain contribute originals to the set to go along with five Latin jazz classics. They explode on “Got A Match” and “Morning Sprite”, two Corea pieces as well as “Viento Solar”. We also enjoyed the ballad “Si Tu Vez”, the mid-tempo “Higashi Nakano” and “On Green Dolphin Street” featuring Germain. Trio Latino establishes themselves as a formidable unit on any stage.


Publicist: Terri Hinte